Trump administration imposes ban on bump stocks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a new rule banning bump stocks, the … Read more

Trump signs order to create U.S. Space Command

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon’s new Space Command on Tuesday, an effort … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2018. There are 12 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House for perjury and … Read more

NASA’s 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, … Read more

Judge rebukes Flynn, pushes sentencing

WASHINGTON — For a full eight minutes, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan read aloud an … Read more

Featured obituary: Actress, director Penny Marshall

NEW YORK — Penny Marshall, the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as “Big” … Read more

U.S. homeless count down in key cities

A federal report released Monday provides a possible glimmer of hope for the homeless crisis … Read more

Study shows huge rise in teen vaping in 2018

A steep rise in nicotine vaping over the past year, accompanied by widespread minimizing of … Read more

U.N. approves pact to support world’s refugees; U.S. objects

UNITED NATIONS — With only the United States and Hungary voting no, the U.N. General … Read more

Giant waves slam West Coast

A series of storm systems, driven by persistent low pressure near Alaska, is churning waters … Read more

FBI document details interview with Flynn; sentencing Tuesday

WASHINGTON — An FBI document released late Monday provides new details of how Michael Flynn, … Read more

Among reports’ points: Russian fingers weren’t in Facebook only

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday released two new reports it commissioned about the Russian … Read more

Polar vortex could unleash winter wallop by January

Winter got off to a fast start in the Lower 48 even before it was … Read more

What is Saturn without rings? The universe may just find out

Saturn’s icy rings are among the most iconic features in the solar system. But they … Read more

Around the world

Saudi Arabia slams U.S. Senate — Saudi Arabia lashed out Monday at the U.S. Senate … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2018. There are 13 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, was declared in effect … Read more

Featured obituary: Meng Lang, Chinese poet who promoted dissident authors

Meng Lang, a poet who promoted Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, along with … Read more

GOP lame ducks fade from House as shutdown clash looms

WASHINGTON — Just days before a deadline to avert a partial government shutdown, President Donald … Read more

Egyptian tomb, 4,400 years old, is unearthed

Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved, 4,400-year-old tomb of a royal priest and his family in … Read more

Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out

Separatist politicians from Spain’s Catalonia region who are entering the third week of a prison … Read more

Law threatens lands where reindeer are a way of life

KAUTOKEINO, Norway — Reindeer herding is not a job for many Sami, an indigenous people … Read more

N. Korea: U.S. tactics block nuke progress

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea warned on Sunday that if the United States continued … Read more

Around the world

Thousands protest Hungary’s far-right leader— Opponents of Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orban, demonstrated Sunday … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2018. There are 14 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, conducted the first successful manned … Read more

Oregon senators blast health care ruling

The U.S. Senate delegation from Oregon issued strong rebukes Friday of a federal judge’s decision … Read more

Father of attacker said son backed ISIS

PARIS — The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week’s … Read more

Democrats warn of ‘5-alarm fire’ over health law

WASHINGTON — The decision by a federal judge in Texas to strike down all of … Read more

Leader resigns under cloud of ethics inquiries

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a key figure in President Donald Trump’s sweeping plan to reshape … Read more

Shooting victims face lifelong disabilities

PHILADELPHIA — Whenever Jalil Frazier opened his eyes, he found himself on an island barely … Read more

Climate negotiators come to an overtime deal to keep Paris pact alive

KATOWICE, Poland — Diplomats from nearly 200 countries reached a deal Saturday to keep the … Read more

Around the world

Why Trump chose Mulvaney as chief of staff — Demonstrated loyalty. Political savvy. Personal rapport. … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2018. There are 15 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1944, the World War II Battle of the Bulge began as German forces … Read more

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